Ideas of Jacques Derrida, by Theme

[French, 1930 - 2005, Born in Algeria.]

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1. Philosophy / C. History of Philosophy / 4. Later European Philosophy / d. Nineteenth century philosophy
Hegel was the last philosopher of the Book
1. Philosophy / H. Continental Philosophy / 3. Hermeneutics
Hermeneutics blunts truth, by conforming it to the inerpreter
Hermeneutics is hostile, try to overcome the other person's difference
1. Philosophy / H. Continental Philosophy / 6. Deconstruction
Deconstructing philosophy gives the history of concepts, and the repressions behind them
The movement of 'différance' is the root of all the oppositional concepts in our language
Deconstruction is not neutral; it intervenes
Derrida came to believe in the undeconstructability of justice, which cannot be relativised
2. Reason / C. Styles of Reason / 1. Dialectic
I try to analyse certain verbal concepts which block and confuse the dialectical process
3. Truth / A. Truth Problems / 9. Rejecting Truth
Derrida says that all truth-talk is merely metaphor
19. Language / A. Nature of Meaning / 2. Meaning as Mental
Everything that is experienced in consciousness is meaning